Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:30pm
Please join us at the Benson Latin American Collection on Thursday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a Third Thursday event to open our 5th Annual Student Photography Exhibition (see exhibition photos here). The event will feature the Benson’s own T-Kay (KOOP Radio / dublab) spinning records from the Benson...Read More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:30pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Exhibition at the Benson Latin American Collection
Inside the Baroque illuminates the splendor and diversity of Mexican arts and letters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their enduring legacy.
Photography by Carolyn Brown and documentary film by Quin Mathews present arresting views of Mexico’s baroque churches, showcasing the height of the period’s aesthetic...Read More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:00pm to Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Developed in conjunction with the 2014 Lozano Long Symposium, Archiving the Central American Revolutions, this exhibition offers a powerful glimpse into the visual and print culture of the Central American revolutions, from the 1970s through the peace accords and elections of the 1990s. Although the revolutions in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua followed different trajectories, the images and texts...Read More
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Known as one of Mexico’s great muralists of the twentieth century, José Clemente Orozco also produced numerous works on paper, including illustrations for several newspapers during and after the Mexican Revolution. Fantastic & Grotesque features caricatures and cartoons Orozco created for the weekly satirical paper El Ahuizote during 1911 and 1912. The paper took aim at both the political and...Read More
Monday, October 14, 2013 - 8:00am to Friday, January 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
This collection of historic maps, reproduced at actual size from the Benson’s rare books and manuscripts collection, serve as visual histories of Mexican territory, culture, and identity through three centuries of transformation. Through image and text, these documents trace the intertwined and often contentious relationships between indigenous and European, civil and religious, and “national” and foreign, in...Read More
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:00am
The annual LLILAS Benson Student Photography Exhibition kicks off its fourth year with an opening reception in Sid Richardson Hall on September 30. This annual exhibition — sponsored by the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies — features photographs taken by University of Texas at Austin graduate and undergraduate students...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 5:00pm
Archival materials now on view at the Benson commemorate the 1973 coup d'etat in Chile and its political and cultural aftermath.
On exhibit in the Main Reading Room are original LPs from the Benson's extensive music collection, highlighting singers and songwriters of the socially and politically active folk song movements that developed in Chile and spread across Latin America during the...Read More
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00am
Benson First Floor Exhibition Hall
This temporary exhibition highlights pioneering achievements in Mexican American history, education, and letters throughout the past century. These milestones are represented in texts, letters and photographs from the U.S. Latino archival collections the Benson Collection has gathered during the past forty years, yielding an unrivaled set of documentary resources that...Read More
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 5:00pm
On view through August
Benson second floor exhibition gallery
Culminating thirty years of photographing gang members and their families and collecting images that have been featured in Aperture, Mother Jones, and other publications, photojournalist Donna De Cesare uncovers the effects of decades of war and gang violence on the lives of youths in Central America and in refugee communities in the...Read More